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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
CVE-2009-4537 kernel: r8169 issue reported at 26c3
CVE-2009-4538 kernel: e1000e frame fragment issue
CVE-2009-4536 kernel: e1000 issue reported at 26c3
This update fixes the following security issues :
- a flaw was found in each of the following Intel PRO/1000
Linux drivers in the Linux kernel: e1000 and e1000e. A
remote attacker using packets larger than the MTU could
bypass the existing fragment check, resulting in
partial, invalid frames being passed to the network
stack. These flaws could also possibly be used to
trigger a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4536,
- a flaw was found in the Realtek r8169 Ethernet driver in
the Linux kernel. Receiving overly-long frames with
network cards supported by this driver could possibly
result in a remote denial of service. (CVE-2009-4537,
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60716 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-4536CVE-2009-4537CVE-2009-4538
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